Audex
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Description:

Audex is an audio grabber tool for CD-ROM drives based on KDE 4.

Audex creates profiles for LAME, OGG Vorbis (oggenc), FLAC, MP4/M4A/AAC (faac) and RIFF WAVE. Please install your favorite encoder.
Of course for WAVE no external encoder is needed!
Beyond you can define custom profile, which means, that audex works together with commmand line encoders in general.

You can define extensive filename schemes. Please take a look at the documentation on the Audex webpage to see what's possible.

Some features are:
* Extracting with CDDA Paranoia. So you have quite perfect audio quality.
* Extracting and encoding run parallel.
* Extensive filename schemes.
* Filename editing with local and remote CDDB/FreeDB database.
* Metadata correction tools like capitalize etc.
* Multi-profile ripping (with one commandline-encoder per profile).
* Fetch covers from the internet and store them in the database.
* Create playlists, cover and template-based-info files in target directory.
* Creates ripping and encoding protocols.
* Transfer files with KDE KIO-Slaves.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: As LAME still can't handle unicode characters correct, Audex uses since version 0.73 eyeD3 for tagging mp3 files, if available. It is highly recommended to install eye3D on your system if you create mp3 files with Audex! **
Last changelog:

9 years ago

Changelog 0.79 (Södertälje release)
* Only bugfix release.

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marcomaniac

8 years ago

thanks, I will take a closer look at this within the next days

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Musikolo

8 years ago

Hi,

out of curiosity I have tried Audex on my TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1502 (/dev/sr1) drive, yes, the one that's almost dead, and guess what? It did work!

Surprisingly, it continues not working on other drive: LG DVDRW - HL-DT-ST - DVDRAM GSA-H10N (/dev/sr0). It seems there is something wrong with Audex preventing from reading the medium properly.

Apart from this, I would love if you could add to the text of Audex in the panel, the percentage of the work done, something like "Audex (16% done)" that changes as files are ripped.

I hope you find the problem and add this new feature soon.

Best regards! :-)

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jmdennis

8 years ago

I uninstalled the program and deleted the file that needs to be deleted and got the program back but when I tried to change the quality setting the program went back to trying to code in ogg instead of aac. I will wait until the beta 2 comes out unless a fix can be released before then.

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jmdennis

8 years ago

I was able to find the new Audex version for debian as I installed Sidux on my system. It installed with out problems and is fast. I also like the fact that when you edit the field's you get few options now. Before it was to confusing to know what to enter in where. In OpenSUSE I used version 0.62 and this worked with out issues so just the new version seems to be a problem. The problem I am having is that I went to edit the AAC Extreme as I wanted it higher then the limit that was selected. Well the first time I did this it did the music as MP3 and not AAC. I looked at it again and it was blank. What I mean is that when you pick AAC or what ever in the drop down it was blank. You could still do the drop down but it would not save the settings. When I clicked on set defaults it did not do any thing to this one. The other 2 have remained the same and I did not try and do any thing with that. I will try and uninstall and reinstall it and see if this helps at all.

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jmdennis

8 years ago

I found one problem last night. I am using the older version but do not see this as being fixed in the newer version. I inserted a cd and it pulled up the wrong album. I then right clicked and told it to pick from amazon. It did this just great and found the art. I clicked on it and then clicked ok but it still picked the first one. I also tried to move the albums around so that the one I wanted was first but it still picked the one it picked the first time. I ended up just leaving the artwork blank because of this. I do not know if the custom will allow nero as the quality is better with this but I guess if I want to use nero I will just use atunes but their are some things I do not like about atunes. I have an iPod and if I have some thing else I would not be using aac. I do not like mp3's either and do not like rockbox. I do like how your program iis coming alongg.

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econaut

8 years ago

hey,
compiling and installing went smooth, but audex 0.70b1 crashes right at the start:

KCrash: Application 'audex' crashing...
sock_file=/home/econaut/.kde/socket-BOX/kdeinit4__0

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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marcomaniac

8 years ago

what distribution (with version) do you use?
can you start audex on console and send me the complete output?

regards

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econaut

8 years ago

Thanks for the quick reply! That is the output when starting via console. Distribution is Debian Sid(ux), thus no version since it's a rolling release. All packages + kernel are up to date as of today.

Additionally I installed gdb and that's what the KDE crash manager says:

Anwendung: Audex (audex), Signal SIGSEGV

Thread 1 (Thread 0xb5ae4920 (LWP 4173)):
#0 0xb7ee9424 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
#1 0xb6a9c350 in nanosleep () from /lib/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#2 0xb6a9c18e in sleep () from /lib/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#3 0xb7d74738 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libkdeui.so.5
#4 0x00000000 in ?? ()

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marcomaniac

8 years ago

I've checked on Debian Squeeze/SID and everything just worked for me. So unfortunately I can't tell you what's going wrong with your system.

Please try the new i386 package I've just build for Debian Squeeze/SID. You can download it on the audex page.

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econaut

8 years ago

Unfortunately, I still get the same errors with the debs, also with the new 0.71b1:

the terminal says:

KCrash: Application 'audex' crashing...
sock_file=/home/econaut/.kde/socket-FUCKUP/kdeinit4__0

and the crash manager says:

Anwendung: Audex (audex), Signal SIGSEGV

Thread 1 (Thread 0xb5b2b930 (LWP 4668)):
#0 0xb80ae424 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
#1 0xb6b2c350 in nanosleep () from /lib/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#2 0xb6b2c18e in sleep () from /lib/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#3 0xb7f3a738 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libkdeui.so.5
#4 0x00000000 in ?? ()

I have no clue what the reason might be. In the forum of my distribution nobody has answered so far :-(

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brandonr87

8 years ago

Love the program, it's very simple but also with some good features. I like the FTP Transfer a lot, but I wish that it masked my precious password. I don't know if Audex stores it in a plain text file either, but I'd prefer that it didn't. Kwallet use would be cool, but at the very least could you mask the password in the configuration window?

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marcomaniac

8 years ago

hej,


thank you!

audex makes use of KIO slaves in 0.70. passwords are hidden.

regards,

marco

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brandonr87

8 years ago

Just used 0.70b1, the remote server is really nice. Also, I really like the new profile configuration screens. Thanks.

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muzel

8 years ago

Hi,
got some errors compiling audex 0.62 on Ubuntu 8.10/KDE4.1.4.:

...
[ 35%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/audex.dir/audex_automoc.o
In file included from /home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/dialogs/extractingprogressdialog.h:28,
from /home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_extractingprogressdialog.cpp:10,
from /home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/audex_automoc.cpp:4:
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/dialogs/../models/cddamodel.h:31:42: error: libkcompactdisc/kcompactdisc.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_mainwindow.cpp:10,
from /home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/audex_automoc.cpp:16:
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/mainwindow.h:50:28: error: ../utils/error.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/dialogs/extractingprogressdialog.h:28,
from /home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_extractingprogressdialog.cpp:10,
from /home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/audex_automoc.cpp:4:
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/dialogs/../models/cddamodel.h:203: Fehler: »KCompactDisc« wurde nicht deklariert
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/dialogs/../models/cddamodel.h:203: Fehler: expected »,« or »...« before »info«
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/dialogs/../models/cddamodel.h:204: Fehler: »KCompactDisc« wurde nicht deklariert
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/dialogs/../models/cddamodel.h:204: Fehler: expected »,« or »...« before »status«
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/dialogs/../models/cddamodel.h:211: Fehler: »KCompactDisc« wurde nicht deklariert
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/dialogs/../models/cddamodel.h:211: Fehler: ISO-C++ verbietet Deklaration von »KCompactDisc« ohne Typ
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/dialogs/../models/cddamodel.h:211: Fehler: expected »;« before »*« token
In file included from /home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/audex_automoc.cpp:35:
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_cddamodel.cpp: In member function »virtual int CDDAModel::qt_metacall(QMetaObject::Call, int, void**)«:
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_cddamodel.cpp:124: Fehler: expected type-specifier before »KCompactDisc«
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_cddamodel.cpp:124: Fehler: expected `>' before »KCompactDisc«
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_cddamodel.cpp:124: Fehler: expected `(' before »KCompactDisc«
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_cddamodel.cpp:124: Fehler: »KCompactDisc« wurde nicht deklariert
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_cddamodel.cpp:124: Fehler: expected primary-expression before »)« token
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_cddamodel.cpp:125: Fehler: expected type-specifier before »KCompactDisc«
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_cddamodel.cpp:125: Fehler: expected `>' before »KCompactDisc«
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_cddamodel.cpp:125: Fehler: expected `(' before »KCompactDisc«
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_cddamodel.cpp:125: Fehler: »KCompactDisc« wurde nicht deklariert
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_cddamodel.cpp:125: Fehler: expected primary-expression before »)« token
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/audex.dir/audex_automoc.o] Fehler 1
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/audex.dir/all] Fehler 2
make: *** [all] Fehler 2

Any idea?
TIA, muzel

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muzel

8 years ago

o.k., after installing kdemultimedia and kdemultimeadia-dev remains the following error:
(...)
Generating moc_profiledataplaylistdialog.cpp
[ 35%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/audex.dir/audex_automoc.o
In file included from /home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/moc_mainwindow.cpp:10,
from /home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/audex_automoc.cpp:16:
/home/muzel/download/audex-0.62b/mainwindow.h:50:28: error: ../utils/error.h: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/audex.dir/audex_automoc.o] Fehler 1
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/audex.dir/all] Fehler 2
make: *** [all] Fehler 2

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marcomaniac

8 years ago

please try to delete your build directory.

and please be sure to do this in source directory:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
make
sudo make install

thanx for using audex.

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muzel

8 years ago

thanks a lot!

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lappelhans

8 years ago

Hey!
Audex works really great here, awesum stuff!

May you can even add this to KDE's extragear, would be great imo :)

Lukas

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skiron

8 years ago

Great app ! Thanks !

Just one little fix is to be made with the default FLAC command line, which is:
flac -T=Artist="$tartist" -T=Title="$ttitle" -T=Album="$title" -T=Date="$date" -T=Tracknumber="$trackno" -T=Genre="$genre" -o $o $i

The tags from the resulting files are unreadable. It should be replaced with:
flac -T ARTIST="$tartist" -T TITLE="$ttitle" -T ALBUM="$title" -T DATE="$date" -T TRACKNUMBER="$trackno" -T GENRE="$genre" -S 10s -o $o $i
(the "-S 10s" option is to force the creation of a seektable to fastforward/backward in the file with Amarok, I know that it is already the default value, but in my case (Kubuntu 8.10) it is needed)

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falolaf

8 years ago

Hi

In 0.70b1 it doesn't seem to be possible to even change this behaviour anymore. Or have I missed something. I have to do the flac riping with 0.62.

/Anders

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skiron

8 years ago

Yes you're right! I've just tested version 0.70b1 (I like the improvements by the way) and the tags are still unreadable when ripped to FLAC!!!

I've check the ripped file and the problem is still the same as I pointed out in my previous post!!!

But it's not possible anymore to change the command line used to encode to flac, so my trick can't solve the problem anymore.

marcomaniac can you please take my comment into account?!? You just have to correct the command line, as I gave it in my previous post!!

(note that the "-S 10s" option doesn't seem usefull anymore, at least in the test I ran)

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jmdennis

8 years ago

The problem I am having is that it does not read my faac that I already have installed. jRipper and others see it but this application does not. I would love to use this. I guess I could add it but it would be helpful if it found it by itself.

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jmdennis

8 years ago

I forgot to mention that I am using OpenSUSE 11.1 and installed the program using one of their repositories. In the mean time I am using kaudiocreator. I had to add the faac part but it is working. jripper adds " around the songs so decided not to use this. Also atunes recognized the faac encoder but was marking every thing the year it was encoded and not the year the music actually came out. I would love to try audex but until I can find out how to use faac I won't be using it. The one's that did show up automatically was ogg, wave, flac, and mp3.

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marcomaniac

8 years ago

hi,

that's strange. maybe in opensuse is a different version of flac as in the tested distributions.
please go to a console and type
flac -v
post the output please.
i will take a closer look to this in a few days and test audex with recent version of opensuse.

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jmdennis

8 years ago

It is faac that I have that is not recognized. I have the output below. It would be nice but not needed as I could add this myself to also add support for neroaacenc for those that want to use this.

FAAC 1.26.1 (Oct 10 2008) UNSTABLE

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9 years ago

Changelog 0.79 (Södertälje release)
* Only bugfix release.

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